Our Spanish Primary I students have enjoyed learning about various members of the animal kingdom. They recently received a visit from a small reptile--a one month old turtle. The class discussed its external parts, what food it eats, where it lives and how it moves. The discussion also included the fact that the turtle has an internal skeleton which classifies it as a vertebrate.

In addition, new pets were added to the classroom--two dwarf hamsters. Both are males and about 4 months old. Students are learning how to care and handle them and learning that they are very fragile. The children voted on names and the hamsters are now named Thunder and Boomer.